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Porsche Cayenne 2011 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: Base
Redesigned for 2011, the midsized Cayenne is one of the sportiest, most agile SUVs on the market. Engine choices include a V6, V8, or turbocharged V8, and a hybrid is also available. All use a new, supersmooth eight-speed automatic. The ride is supple and steady, but sometimes stiff at low speeds. The front and rear seats are comfortable and the good-sized cargo area adds some practicality. Interior fit and finish is impeccable, but controls are confusing and spread across the console. V6 models come with a stop/start feature that shuts off the engine at idle to save fuel. At times it's rather slow to restart, but can be switched off.

See Reliability page for the latest 2011 Porsche Cayenne recalls.

Safety Equipment

ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.

Road Test

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  • Sporty and agile
  • Meticulous interior fit and finish


  • Low speed ride can be overly firm
  • Expensive


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 8-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 3-liter V6 hybrid (380 hp)
  • 3.6-liter V6 (300 hp)
  • 4.8-liter V8 (400 hp)
  • 4.8-liter V8 turbo (500 hp)